About #4 Canvas Tent Creekside
#4 Lakota - Canvas Tent Platform Along the Creek
This is a family private owned small campground located on the outskirts of Placerville.The property features 86.5 secluded Tahoe like acres with beautiful year-round Weber Creek featuring 16 sites.The camp sites are placed along the creek or the bluff overlooking the creek.Enjoy swimming in the creek, playing games in the meadow, basketball, volley ball or corn hole.There is a camp fire bowl with bench seating with a stage which is perfect for the evening fire and roasting s’mores.The common area has BBQs and the lodge is equipped with every game imaginable.There is something for everyone – even fish in the creek.
We have 4 sites that feature canvas tents (10x10) on a platform. This is the only canvas platform tent directly creek side. This particular site has easy access located directly across the bridge. The tent has fold down cots - be sure to bring your sleeping pads. There is space to pitch a small tent next to the canvas tent platform if there is more than 4 people in your party.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at #4 Canvas Tent Creekside
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Camp hosts Greg and Laurie are awesome and there are many things at Camp Nauvoo that make this a worthwhile trip.
Camping along the creek provides a number of different tent sites along the creek and a few tucked in other locations on the property. The property itself is very large and is arranged according to its previous use, which was that of a boy scouts camp. That being said, the amenities are great, as there are full bathrooms and shower rooms, plus the main lodge with some creature comforts like ping pong, board games.
Camp Nauvoo is located just on the outskirts of Placerville, which has all the necessities one would need, along with some good eats to boot. Once leaving the town you travel a few miles down a winding road and another mile-plus down a one-lane ravine road into camp. The drive itself sets the tone and upon entering camp you will cross a bridge see the basketball/volleyball and the meadow beyond.
While there are not fire rings at every site (fire hazards are a real thing up in this neck of the woods) but there is a communal fire pit with plenty of firewood and seating. It's a pretty nice central area to take a walk to and have a fire for a bit. Aside from the fire pit, there is a long seasonal creek that runs through the property and can be explored and played in at one's own risk. We had a fun time playing in the creek on a hot day!
Unfortunately, we didn't have time to explore the trail that circles a large portion of the property and spans 2 miles but there is always next time!
Camp Nuavoo was a lovely getaway for Memorial Day Weekend. Each campsite had plenty of space, and where we stayed in Site #11 had the perfect amount of privacy. There are lots of amenities here, while still being close to nature. Note that there is one group campfire site and you can't have fires elsewhere. Cooking is done on the provided grills, not by the campfire. This is a perfect retreat for your small or large group!
Camp Nauvoo was an awesome location for a relaxing weekend of camping - lots of amenities (shower, outlets, kitchen sink to wash dishes etc), creek to cool off in, a secluded camp site for privacy and amazing/accommodating hosts, Greg and Laurie.
My friends and I spent our weekend swimming, tanning, cooking, enjoying the swing sets & playing boards/card games available to us in the communal cabin. I definitely plan on returning but next time I'll make sure to bring more citronella candles + bug spray because the heat definitely brings out the bugs !
We had an amazing time staying at Camp Nauvoo. All the amenities and lots of activities made it a place that felt vibrant. Almost like a summer camp! We stayed pretty low key though and enjoyed time alone by the creek, and on the hiking trail. Greg was around quite a bit to make sure everyone had what they needed.
Even though there were a few families and larger groups camping around, everyone was super respectful and things got really quiet at night. This is a great place for families with kids, but also really a great place for smaller groups or couples as well.
There are a bunch of sites with varying closeness to the lodge (action), but even our site which was really close to the lodge still felt really private.
Bonus, the camp is really close to some other great hiking trails and swimming holes! Ask Greg about them. He lead us to an AMAZING place that we would have never known about otherwise. Life-changing.
I stayed at Camp Nauvoo with my boyfriend and pup for the weekend and we had an AMAZING experience. Greg was great. Extremely accommodating. He even let us move into a different location that was more secluded. The camp is surrounded by trees and the creek was a great place to cool down during the day. The facilities are also in great condition. We will definitely come back and highly recommend it.